The Angry Pumpkin and the Night of the Living Dummy

Happy Fall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🎃

I’ve been so excited for this post! (I was going to wait and post it at the start of October, but I caved – close enough!)

I’m happy to 1) showcase my pumpkin purse and 2) showcase my creepy/cute ventriloquist doll. It will be a fun fall post, so I hope you enjoy! 🍂

This cute little pumpkin purse I bought off of Aliexpress is the bee’s knees; I love how he looks angry, like he’s my little protector and he will bite you if you do anything out of line! Those little teeth look like they would hurt, too. (Side note: the purse originally came with a longer chain handle, but I switched it to a different one!)

And for his grand debut on this blog, I will now introduce my ventriloquist doll I have owned for the majority of my life!

I found him in an antique store as a kid, and I was drawn to his perfect blend of cute and creepy. My mom very kindly bought him for me, and he’s earned a cozy spot on my shelf all these years.

The best part about him? He’s fallen over at random, and ironically, only in the dead of night when I’m asleep, or about to be. It doesn’t happen very often – maybe once every few years, out of nowhere, and never in the daytime. Chalk it up to coincidence, or maybe he’s haunted – in either case, I adore him! ❤️

ALSO, I WENT TO DUNKIN’ DONUTS… 💜

This may be no big deal to those with easy access to one, but for me, who lives in a city without a Dunkin’ Donuts, it was a grand adventure to try it. SERIOUSLY!!!

My sister and I decided last Sunday, heeeeeey! Let’s go to Hanford to try Dunkin’ Donuts! And thus, we were off on the 45 minute drive out of town on a whimsical adventure to seek such a treat that Fresno has yet to offer us.

You bet your bottom dollar it was worth trying! I was like a little kid in a candy store, eyes wide with joy at the sight of neon pink and orange everywhere in the store. How can you not have a big fat smile on your face being around such colors?!

And of course, the donut and coffee put a big fat smile on my face, too. I was literally so happy to try this place, finally!! Apparently it’s more commonly found on the East Coast, but not the West. So it was a real treat!

See ya next time!

Almost Autumn

Howdy, all!! 🍂

As we inch towards the official start of autumn, and the temperatures have slowly started to cool down, I find myself gravitating towards autumnal colors. 🎨

The first fall item to come out for air from my dresser? My grandpa socks: a mix of scholarly and fun, combined!

Socks are my first fall item to bring out for the season change. It’s not cold (thankfully), but it’s not hot either. I get chilly easily, so a pair of socks works for me, especially for that early morning/late evening chill that starts around this time.

Here are some more photos I took that are a nice warm-up to the fall season ahead:

Pillsbury pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls I made!
Adding to my visual journal – a collection of leaves 🍂

Autumn is definitely the time I go on dates with nature. I sit out and enjoy the weather, or take a stroll… ❤️ I go on plenty of nature dates with me, myself and I…don’t I?

I don’t always just hang out with leaves; consistently going to coffee shops is my social life…I can get my freelance work, blogging, and Internet surfing done in a public place and refresh my human interaction skills (“How are you?” “Have a good day!” Those small interactions. Smiling at people. Etc.)

My otherwise solo activities like learning Swedish and collecting dead leaves off the ground are great and all, but I like to try to keep up with some basic human interaction so I don’t lose what I’ve gained as far as improving my social skills. Even just small chatting interactions…it’s a win for me.

Oh yeah – for the start of October (spooky month!), I look forward to showing you all my creepy ventriloquist doll I’ve had since I was a kid (I myself am not a ventriloquist by the way, I just have a doll). I figure, I have had this doll nearly my whole life, so why not give a little blurb about him on here??) 😀

See ya!

Frolicking Amongst the Pumpkins

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Well howdy!!! This Sunday afternoon, I went to the happenin’ Pumpkin Patch where my sister sells her jewelry each year. I hung out for awhile with my mom and sister, enjoyed the crowd and the music, and also took some photos. ‘Twas a great time! 🎃

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All pumpkins are beautiful, am I right? 🙂

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DRAMATIC PUMPKIN PATCH POSE.

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On a side note: Saturday evening, I had the wonderful privilege to set up my art table at an art party downtown. It was SO MUCH FUN. I sold two of my framed art, which was totally unexpected!!! I also had new items I made: two brooches, two headbands and a jewelry box. ❤

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My table was in the perfect spot: right up front where the musicians were. The weather was perfect, the set up was perfect…all in all, just a great night. One of the best parts was when I excitedly geeked out when I saw a fellow artist wearing a Ghost shirt. LOL!

Catch ya later! 🎃